Best Headphones: The top rated headphones of 2013/2014

Kamil Szybalski —  November 11, 2013

Sure those white earbud headphones our iphones come with sound nice, but that’s only because you haven’t taken your audio enjoyment to the next level. We wanted to take a few minutes to review some of the best headphones that are currently available for purchase. In hunting for the best headphones, we didn’t want to ensure that we were as absolutely neutral as possible.. why? so that you can trust you’re making a good decision if you decide to buy. So, without further delay, here are some the best headphones currently available. Oh.. we are going to cover them all, in ear headphones, on ear headphones and over ear headphones.

1. V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Over ear noise cancelling headphones – $299.99 – Buy Now

V-MODA is the authentic music brand that fuses fashion and function. Headphones are an essential tool for mobile producers and musicians who require unparalleled performance delivered reliably, night in and night out. The founder of V-MODA, also a producer and DJ, designed the Crossfade series to deliver professional sound yet withstand even the rigorous needs of globetrotting travelers.

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2. Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Studio monitor headphones w/ coiled cable – $144.86 – Buy Now

 

With the ATH-M50 professional studio monitor headphones, Audio-Technica has achieved an exceptionally accurate response and long-wearing listening comfort. Designed especially for professional monitoring and mixing, these studiophones feature an efficient collapsible design for space-saving portability and storage. Circumaural ear pieces swivel 180° for easy one-ear monitoring and luxuriously padded ear cushions create an outstanding seal for maximum isolation. Buy now

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3. Sony  MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphones – $89.38 – Buy Now

The Sony MDR-7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone is a large diaphragm foldable headphone designed for professional studio and live/broadcast applications. These large diaphragm, foldable headphones feature a rugged construction, a secure, highly effective closed-ear design, and a 40 millimeter driver unit for clean, clear sound reproduction.

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4. Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones (Burl Wood Accents) – $194.99 – Buy Now

Not only are the HD 598 aesthetically pleasing to the eyes but they also provide an impeccable sound quality and unrivalled comfort. These beige-coloured open, circumaural headphones come with high-gloss burl wood parts and matching ear pads for a sophisiticated, premium finish. With Sennheiser’s innovative E.A.R. technology, audio signals are directly channelled into your ears. These headphones also incorporate a special diaphragm geometry that minimizes intermodulation distortion while delivering an impressive frequency response range, plus a highly constant compressed cellulose fleece to hold harmonic distortion to less than 0.1%. And to accentuate the already outstanding listening experience even further, their high-quality leatherette headband and velour ear pads provide outstanding wearing comfort, even for long listening sessions. Buy Now

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5. Shure SE21-5 Live Sound Monitor – $99 – Buy Now

Featuring Dynamic MicroDriver, the SE215 delivers detailed sound with enhanced bass. A detachable cable with formable wire enables easy replacement and a secure, comfortable fit on-stage or on-the-go. Sound Isolating sleeves in multiple sizes provide up to 37 dB of isolation and a customized fit. Available in translucent black or clear. Comfortable sound isolating sleeves block up to 37 dB of ambient noise. Sound isolation technology prevents outside noise from interfering with your listening experience, whether on-stage or on-the-go. Buy Now

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4. Klipsch Image S4 2 in-ear headphones – $56.16 – Buy Now

From a tin shed to inside your head, Paul W. Klipsch’s award-winning sound lives on in our Image S4 headphones. Put the concert in your cranium with the S4’s powerful coil drivers, whose wide frequency range allows you to experience everything from soul-thumping bass to spine tingling highs. The S4’s superior noise-isolating design allows you to seal in the sound, while our patented oval ear tips (available in 4 sizes) keep you rocking in comfort. Buy Now

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3. Bose Quiet Comfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones – $299 – Buy Now

They’re the best Bose around-ear headphones, period. QuietComfort 15 headphones feature exclusive Bose advancements in noise reduction technology. You hear less noise and more of your music and movies-with quality sound and a long-lasting comfortable fit. You won’t find this combination of benefits in any other around-ear headphone. Buy Now

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